Live from Liverpool: The Loft - Curated By Melodic Distraction

23.01.2020 Test Match Special

Richie Vegas
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Richie Vegas cut his DJing teeth in his late teens - messing about with hip hop and breaks - before plundering his family’s record collections and forging a sound that includes soul, funk, jazz, afrobeat and reggae.

An integral member of the Jiggery Pokery collective running eclectic hip hop nights in Liverpool and beyond - Rich’s distinctive style has found him playing countless gigs over the intervening 15 years: holding residences at some of the finest bars and clubs, and supporting visiting dignitaries such as Lee Scratch Perry, Hot 8 Brass Band, Don Letts, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80.

Test Match Special is an opportunity to showcase a selection of tunes that doesn't quite fit with live DJ sets, explore less-travelled paths and distill 20 years of musical musings. Expect lost monsters, obscure reworkings, stubborn earworms and wickets galore.


JOB Orquestra – Govinda
Kuti Mangoes – Keep You Safe
Four Tops – Still Water – Peace
Hiromasa Suzuki – Screwdriver
The Comet Is Coming – Birth Of Creation
PBDY – Bring Me Down
Sarathy Korwar – Bol
Shabaka & The Ancestors – Joyous
Yussef Kamaal – Remembrance
Silent Majority – More Beautiful Sounds
Bobby Hutcherson – Goin Down South
Yazz Ahmed – Ruby Bridges
Calvin Keys – B.E
Jean-Luc Ponty – Mirage
Thundercat – Black Qualls (FEAT STEVE ARRINGTON & STEVE LACY)
Stretch – Why Did You Do It?
A Certain Ratio – Dont You Worry Bout A Thing
Cry Babies – Caminhos Diabolicos
Ezra Collective – Chris & Jane
Idris Muhammad – Super Bad
Kamaal WIlliams – High Roller
Horace Silver – The Sophisticated Hippie (Easy Mo Bee Remix)
EZRA Collective – Space Is The Place
Greg Foat – The Mage
Theon Cross – CIYA
Probable Cause – Never Come Close
The Nobodies – You Don’t Know Me
108 – Critical Meltdown
Bobby Blanchard & Andy Aaron & The Mean Machine – You’re The Only One
Idris Muhammad – Hard To Face The Music

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